Coaching

Are you feeling rusty or are you completely new to tennis? Why not try one of our coaching sessions with our friendly coaches and assistants. 

Our Coaches

Jon Lee - Head LTA Level 5 Coach (£40 per hour)

About me

Jon has 30 years of experience in running the very best of tennis programmes and creating players of all standard to be the very best they can be. Jon has coached all standards from beginner to World Class players such as Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick to celebrities such as Sir Cliff Richard, Harrison Ford, James Bourne from Busted and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster etc He is the highest qualified within the County and one of the most experienced in the country. Jon guarantees to improve.

Coaching History

1990-91 Rick Macci International Tennis Academy 
1991-92 Created 25 County and National Players at a private club 
!992-1993 David Lloyd Clubs Raynes Park
1994-1995 General Manager Beckenham Health & Fitness Club
!996 Head of David Lloyd National Advertising Programme with Bupa & Daily Telegraph
1997-2016 Head Professional Thorpe Bay Tennis Club
2016-2020 Racquets Manager David Lloyd Southend
2021 Racquets Manager David Lloyd Southend/ Head Pro Southend Lawn

 

Qualifications

1990 LTA Mini Tennis Leaders Award, 1993 United States Tennis Professional Tennis Registry (Grade Professional)
1997 LTA Elementary Coach Award (Grade A), 2004 LTA Development Coach Award, 2005 LTA Club Coach Award (Performance), 2006 LTA Performance Coaches Award (Mentored by Judy Murray), 2007 LTA Individual Coach Development Award, 2016 BSc 1st in Professional Practice in Tennis Management, 2017 Level 3 in Workforce Mentoring & in 2017 LTA Level 5 Master Club Coach. 

Lesson Testimonial

Jon is the very best at what he does, he will do what he says and if not return your money but has never had to do so in 30 years which says it all, by far the best in the business! His knowledge is amazing and stays up to date with the
modern game which many coaches do not. That is why I recommend him.

Charlie King - LTA Level 2 Coach ( £23 per Hour )

About me

As a coach I love working with anyone from complete beginner all the way to a high standard player along with everything in between. I will help anyone improve and help push anyone to help them take their game to the next level! As well as working with juniors and club level players I have had the experience of working with some of the best juniors in the world at the Juan Carlos Ferrero academy whilst working alongside Juan and his former coach Samuel Lopez.

Lesson Testimonial

"I have known Charlie for 3 years and over that time i have attended a lot of his group coachng session as well as individual lessons. He is an excellent and patient coach who is very good at explaining different techniques and shots. My 12-year-old son has been having lessons twice a week and he has improved dramatically. Charlie is a very likeable person and has gently encouraged my son to push himself that little bit harder. This has resulted in him playingsome excellent tennis. A great all round coach who is brilliant with both adults and children. "

Jonathan Taylor - Coaching Assistant

 

Playing Experience (all at SLTC)

  • Mixed Doubles Runner up 2020

  • Winter Mens U/O Doubles Champion 2015, 2017 and 2020 

  • Winter Mens Singles Champion 2018 and 2020

  • Winter Mens Doubles Runners up 2015 and 2016

  • Winter Junior Singles Champion 2013

  • Boys U/14 Singles Champion 2012 and 2013 

  • Boys Singles Runner up 2012

  • Boys U/12 Singles Champion 2010

 

Assisting Experience and Qualifications (all at SLTC)

  • I have been assisting various coaches of all levels at SLTC to run coaching sessions for children of all ages, as well as adults, for over 3 years.  

  • Tennis Management and Leaders qualification

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